Joseph Adekunle Bamidele (PhD)


This study examined the issue of corruption and National development in Nigeria (2010-2017).  The indirect method was used in data collection from secondary sources.  The Marxist political economy approach was adopted as the theoretical framework. The theory was applied using Marxist classification of classes in the society.  From the research findings, it was discovered that corruption was more prevalent among the political office holders and civil servants in the public offices and that high level of poverty, unemployment among others in the country are as a result of high level of corruption.  The findings also revealed that corruption can never be totally eradicated but can only be minimized to enable national development.  Some of the recommendations made include, the establishment of independent specialist Courts for speedy handling of corruption cases, more drastic penalties for proven cases. Since it is recognized that stamping out corruption in Nigeria should not be the responsibility of the Government alone, all hands must be on deck to ensure that the war against corruption is won, so that the goods of National development could be successfully attained within the shortest possible time.


National Development, Corruption, Government and Judiciary

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